It’s not a question of if you are going to use sunblock this summer, it’s which sunblock to use. There are tonnes and tonnes of sun protection products out now which can make it hard to know what’s best for you. In the past I just jumped for something that had medium to high SPF and didn’t smell like a chemical power plant. However now with more sensitive skin (and also much more skin knowledge) I am way more careful about what I chose to layer on before going outside. Today I’m sharing my three favourite suncreams which I am using at the moment – they are all slightly different catering to different needs/skin/sun activities.
♥ Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Clear Face $22.99 SPF 30
Best for: Breakout prone skin needing non-comedogenic products (won’t clog your pores) and something which is lightweight.
This sunblock made specifically for your face is oil free and super light with no grease in sight. It feels nice on the skin, almost like a light moisturiser and has a subtle plain scent. I really like that I can use this and not worry about my face breaking out. It sits perfectly under my makeup as long as I give it a moment to soak in.
♥ SolScents Sunscreen (in Cucumber Melon) $18.00 SPF 30
Best for: Smelling like a yummy watermelon while spending a day at the beach sunbathing and swimming.
SolScents is a sun screen which mixes SPF with a skin moisturiser and a delicious scent. This is seriously the best smelling sunblock I have ever smelt in my entire life. It spreads easily across my skin and absorbs super fast without any greasiness. A bonus is that it is also 80 minutes water resistant which is why it’s my go to sunblock for a big beach day. Did I mention it’s also cruelty free? A total win win sun protection product.
♥ Skinnies Sungel $34.95 SPF 30
Best for: wearing under makeup and making a little bit go a long way (the best all rounder)
Skinnies is an NZ company which has created a sun gel (not cream!) which best suits our changeable climate. The quick drying formula is fabulous because a tiny bit goes a really long way due to the fact it isn’t water based like lots of other sunscreens (this also means that 100ml of Skinnies is the equivalent to 500 ml of water based sunscreen!). Another big point for me is that it is made up of only seven ingredients – none of which are any of those common irritants, so this one is a-o-k for sensitive skin. Over the weekend I wore Skinnies on bare skin as well as under makeup and it was great both ways! I really like the gel formula because it doesn’t run everywhere if you just lightly squeeze a bit out of the tube.
Do you find it difficult to find a good skin block that works with your skin? I have even chosen to not wear sunblock because of the risk of breaking out, so finally finding some good sunblocks is such a win!